Choosing a second font to pair with the Wood Type font


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Choosing a second font to pair with the Wood Type font

We have our main heading set as Holtwood One Small Caps. The page looks pretty good. Georgia is a fine second font with Holtwood. There's a nice contrast in terms of bowl, weight, and serif shape. Georgia's more delicate serifs creates a texture that contrasts nicely with Holtwood One. And if we wanted to, we could keep the page as is. But it's always good to consider our other options. Here we have a screen shot of Holtwood One and here I've added Georgia.

I think Georgia, as a transitional Serif font, is a great choice for a Serif. It's more structured than, for instance, Crimson Text which feels Humanist and sort of inky. Crimson Text just has a little a bit too much contrast with Wood Type font. Museo Slab is an unexpected surprise for me. I thought it would be too similar to Holtwood One, but it's not. Museo Slab is more Humanist and the texture is good. The softer forms are working for us here.

Merriweather on the other hand which does have serifs that feel a...

Choosing a second font to pair with the Wood Type font
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